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  1. Anyone trying to play Afropop styles on the mandolin?

    Hi, folks - since listening to Afropop Worldwide as a kid growing up, I have had a mix of afropop guitar styles in my head. anyone else have the crazy idea to play (something like) these styles on...
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    Re: How Chris Thile spends his sunday

    PDF of the article:
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    Re: Can't Find a Post!

    You caught me, Phil! Seriously, my cellphone battery wasn't staying charged. The guy at the Verizon store said I should be cleaning out my history: phone calls, websites, etc. every day. Still...
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    Re: Any arguments AGAINST MAS?

    Good question. My teacher taught my son violin from 2nd through 10th grade. Over that time she and I became really good friends, and when I mentioned I was considering learning to play mandolin 4...
  5. Re: Slight frustration when changing mandolin strings

    What caught my attention in this thread was the title. Wish I could change strings with "slight frustration"
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    Re: "A City Called  Blue"--  find a lost song

    Earl Cupit was my 1st cousin. He was quite a bit older than me; but he played at the Louisiana Hayride & did a performance at the Grand Ole Opry. His brother Bobby (Robert) Cupit played also. I do...
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    Re: Prairie Home Companion officially dead?

    What, pray tell, precisely, is the mis-information?
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    Ray's Rootworks mandolin

    Something I just discovered on YouTube:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anMEp2hIt6g

    Very nice sound, and a unique look.

    NFI, just thought it was kind of cool.
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    Re: Ethics of filming amateur musicicans

    Ha, something tells me this band won't be together very long.
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    Merry Christmas from my mandolin to yours!

    Hey all!

    I have not grown up at all, this is basically my adult version of the transformers I used to play with as a kid. Merry Christmas from my mando to yours! Yup as always my images are...
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    Jammin' at the Lake

    I have been wanting to do this for a long time. My wife and I have a RV and Cabin campground on Grand Lake O' the Cherokees. We have a nice clubhouse with a decent PA set-up and plenty of room for...
  12. Re: Songs of any style that all mandolon players should know

    Too bad. The OP didn't ask the right question. He should have asked "What songs should I know if I go to a Bluegrass jam?" I'll bet then he would have gotten a veritable avalanche of specific...
  13. Tim & Myles Thompson-these guys deserve their own thread

    Myles posted a link in Kevin Briggs Redline A thread, i thought immediately these guys need a private spot here-enjoy some really good music and refreshing mandolin(violin/fiddle is top shelf as...
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    Re: Chicks dig guys who play an instrument

    "Chicks"? What century are some people here stuck in?
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    Re: Shipping in the heat

    I loaded trucks at a warehouse in college. This was not a particularly hot area and dry and on a hot day those trucks would be 130-140 with the back door open. On the other hand it is not going to...
  16. Thread: Take on Me

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    Take on Me

    A cult song of the 80's, brought to success by the Norwegian band a-ha, in my arrangement for classical guitar. http://www.chitarrarte.it


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_62h1Onq2s
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    Paint It Black

    One of the most famous songs in the history of rock music (The Rolling Stones - 1966) in my arrangement for classical guitar.
    http://www.chitarrarte.it

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    TSOP - The Sound of Philadelphia

    One of the songs "cult" of the 70s, which was a great success all over the world, in my arrangement for classical guitar. http://www.chitarrarte.it


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lrIXUnnqCo
  19. Re: Saturday haiku contest to win a Cafe ball cap

    My dad taught me how
    To play when he was living;
    The songs carry on
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    Re: Mandolin dust - what is it?

    The notes accumulate in the air when you play, and when you have finished, they descend again to rest until the next time you pick it up. We all know music is a living thing.
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    In The Mood

    One of the most famous pieces of the history of light music, arranged by Joe Garland based on a pre-existing melody not covered by copyright and was later made famous by the "historic" version of...
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    Re: curly firewood... again

    Burns kinda woody, very dry and throaty. Very balanced flame, with good heat along the midrange...
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    One of my dreams is realized!

    I've always wanted to have a mandolin/string group with kids that I teach. When I taught in Miami (for 21 years) it never happened. Since leaving Miami and moving back home to GA, I'm at a new...
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    Re: selling old mandolins

    If you're swayed to buy a $1600 instrument by the photoshopped person holding it... you're a sucker.

    Jamie
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    Circle of 5ths: Parte dois

    Here you go folks. A few more ideas about getting around the circle. Comments, improvements, feedback always welcome.

    *subscribe at will.

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